Andy Murray looks to return to the French Open this year if he feels fit enough to compete

Andy Murray plays a shot

Former world No 1 Andy Murray is looking toward the French Open for a rare appearance if he feels fit enough to compete.

Murray’s season so far has been exciting, with some memorable five-set victories over Matteo Berretini and Thanasi Kokkinakis.

However, many fans will be concerned about their hero’s well-being and will worry about whether or not his hip will hold up in his upcoming matches. Murray underwent multiple hip operations in 2018 and 2019, and since then, he has struggled to match his old level and currently sits at No. 57 in the world rankings.

“There was a worry about it the last couple of years because I hadn’t played on it much and it always took me a while to adjust to the surface., said Murray.

“But I feel much better physically on clay than I do after the long hard court matches. It’s a bit easier on the joints.”

Murray believes he can keep fit and that his hip will hold out. However, he must be cautious so that he doesn’t aggravate his hip any further.

“I do still need to be bit careful with the movement. But I felt good last year when I practiced on it and played in Madrid, and this year it’s been good so far.” Said Murray when asked about his current fitness.

The star has only competed once at the French Open since his 2017 semi-final, with a first-round exit in 2020. However, Murray believes he can perform well before he runs out of time to play in the tournament.

“If I feel like I can have a good run there, I would like to play. I’ve not really played much there since 2017, and I don’t know how many more chances I’ll get to play there. Whilst I’m feeling good, I would love to do it again.”

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Murray kicked off his European clay court season in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Masters against Alex De Minaur on Monday going down in a quick loss..

“We played a couple of times on tour and they were both pretty brutal matches, so I would probably expect that to be the case again.” Said Murray about his upcoming match.

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